Definition of coniferous:
According to Goppert's excellent investigations, which, it is hoped, may soon be illustrated by plates, it would appear that all the amber of the Baltic comes from p 284 a coniferous tree, which, to judge by the still extant remains of wood and the bark at different ages, approaches very nearly to our white and red pines, although forming a distinct species.- "COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1", Alexander von Humboldt.
Of late years, with the marked decline in the cultivation of Coniferous Trees, many of which are ill adapted for the climate of this country, the interest in our lovely flowering Trees and Shrubs has been greatly revived.- "Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs", A. D. Webster.
A large population was observed along the highway west of the Teslin River; animals were seen for several miles along the road, principally in open coniferous forests where there was little or no underbrush.- "Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway", Rollin H. Baker.